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Take Responsibility

We are called by God to take responsibility for our actions. Hard fact, simple truth. So, what do you do when you realize that although you thought and truly believed that you were right in your words or actions, but in reality, you were wrong? A most

Take Responsibility2021-01-14T13:06:18+00:00


This cold day offers time for relaxation inside and takes my thoughts to this twelfth day of Christmas or as we celebrate in our Christian calendar, Epiphany. This day marks the official end of our Christmas season and sets our sights on Lent. This is also the


Why Do I Celebrate?

Why do I celebrate Christmas? It is simple. In Luke 2: 10-11, the angel of the LORD said, “ I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he

Why Do I Celebrate?2020-12-16T12:49:57+00:00


I had the opportunity to have an engaging conversation with someone about our differences and how they play out in our lives.  So, in this season of anticipation and waiting for the celebration of the One I consider to be the most non-judgmental person to have ever lived,


Where Your Treasure Is…

I had an interesting conversation with a young person recently concerning where we place our priorities in life.  As with most of us at some point in our life, this person was trying to determine how to make their belief system and how they live this out

Where Your Treasure Is…2020-12-04T03:58:57+00:00


I know that we are just on the verge of Thanksgiving, but next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent... a time of anticipation, waiting, and preparing. So, I sit here this morning thinking about all the things that come to mind with Christmas just a little


Pastor Appreciation

Someone, somewhere decided that October should be Pastor Appreciation Month.  And, yesterday, Pam and I were honored by our loving church family at Shaeffer’s Chapel.  While this is greatly appreciated, it is far surpassed by the support we get throughout the year by those faithful, steady, caring

Pastor Appreciation2020-10-20T13:05:22+00:00


Sunday morning my sermon was centered on the mistakes we make in life, especially some I have made.  I cited several Scriptural references that warn against mistakes and the type of mistakes we make. I felt led to share these thoughts because I recently had a conversation


Set Your Minds

Last night as I sat quietly in pensive thought, I found a quote that I posted earlier by Jayson Engay: “Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that don’t even exist in the first place.” We all need time

Set Your Minds2020-09-16T20:21:24+00:00

Skin Cancer

I started to not write this because it could easily be misconstrued as attention seeking or even wanting pity. But please believe me that neither are my motive. I just really want you to know what sun tanning and sun worship can do to you - not

Skin Cancer2020-09-14T21:40:07+00:00
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